Karnataka Assembly polls: Rahul Gandhi to arrive in state today for two-day visit; will release Congress' election manifesto tomorrow

Bengaluru/New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi will once again pay a two-day visit to Karnataka from Thursday and release his party's manifesto for the upcoming 12 May Assembly polls, a party official said.

The Congress chief will visit Uttara Kannada district in the northwestern part of the state on Thursday to hold several public meetings in Ankola, Kumta, Honnavar, and Bhatkal.

"Rahul will also release the election manifesto in Mangaluru on Friday in the presence of senior leaders like (Karnataka incharge) KC Venugopal and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah," Congress state unit Spokesman Ravi Gowda told IANS in Bengaluru.

File image of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. PTI

File image of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. PTI

Rahul will later address public meetings in Bantwal and Gonikoppal towns in Dakshina Kannada district on Friday.

In the evening, the Congress leader will address a public meeting in Periyapatna in Mysuru district.

Rahul Gandhi had earlier asked party leaders from Karnataka to prepare a "people's manifesto".

Rahul Gandhi's mother and former party chief Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, senior leaders Shashi Tharoor, Mallikarjun Kharge and Ghulam Nabi Azad, among others, will also visit the state for campaigning.

Rahul Gandhi earlier visited Karnataka from 7 to 8 April for campaigning.

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Updated Date: Apr 26, 2018 08:24:17 IST

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